Saturday, 22 November 2014

Organza Bag - Peacock



I think it is timely for a giveaway.
If you would like a chance to win this, just leave a comment here before 26 Nov 2014.
I will use the random number generator to pick one winner.
Please check back to see who won.

Friday, 21 November 2014

CHIJMES Ready for Christmas 2014



This is the frontage of CHIJMES. Christmas decorations are up. A simple bauble wreath and doves and bells.

Thursday, 20 November 2014

Peacock


This peacock pattern is from the Occhi book by Langwieser and Scharowa. I did a lot of unpicking on this one and it took longer than expected. Some tips if you are thinking of tatting this. Follow the diagram and refer to written instructions only for the stitch count. The photo of the tatting in the book did not correspond closely with the diagram. 

Also, the stitch count of the 3rd round of the onion rings should be 4 ds between picots instead of 3. 


Tatted in Lizbeth Size 40 threads in Ocean Turquoise Dark (#657) and Country Side (#117).

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Markisa

This is the flower of the passion fruit. I remember my uncle who made us the markisa drink from his homegrown fruits when we visited him. Some childhood memories are so vivid.

What a beautiful flower!


Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Floral Bouquet Doily WIP 2



Row 12 completed. I only managed a few rows since the last post. A few more to go but one of them is a huge one - multiples of the centre motif. It will be a while more until it is done. Currently unblocked and some of the chains are folded.

Monday, 17 November 2014

What do we have in common?



AAA came home one day and announced he met this guy at the River Safari. I haven't had a chance to meet him yet.

But I see this fur ball everyday. See the resemblance?
What more, both love to chomp on bamboo leaves.

Saturday, 15 November 2014

Pattern Inspiration


Inspiration for a new pattern?
It could be.
A photo of a tiled ceiling.
I cannot remember where I took this photo.

Friday, 14 November 2014

Coaster #8 (MK#68)


The last coaster is edged with another pattern from Mary Konior  called Snake Chain. Tatted in Lizbeth Size 20 thread in Confetti / Col. 105. This was quick and easy.

Thursday, 13 November 2014

Padparadscha Colours


This is a show winning orchid but unfortunately, I did not catch its name. I love the colour as it reminded me of sunset colours and the colour of a Sri Lankan gemstone called padparadscha.

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Floral Bouquet Doily WIP


I started over and Row 7 is complete, but not without mistakes in the earlier rows. I was tempted to start yet again but I may not have enough thread. This will have to do. It looks very delicate and that was why I wanted to tat this. This lovely pattern is by Tomoko Morimoto from her book 'New Tatting'.